My commitment to exercise has been spotty at best for the past two years, since becoming pregnant with Hill. I have not been able to get into a routine that I can stick with, as I consistently prioritize other things in this busy season of life. I’ve been making peace with that reality, but wanted to be honest about it here: I do not have it all together in this regard (and in many other regards, come to think of it)! I exercise when I can and try to enjoy focusing on other things when I can’t. I know I’ll find my way back into a routine at some point in the next few years. I’m too vain not to. (Ha!)
Chic athletic clothes make it easier to clip back in to my running regimen from time to time though…below, a few recent finds that have motivated a delinquent return to fitness:
JUST ORDERED THESE LEGGINGS IN THE LAVENDER SMOKE — PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED WITH HOW FLATTERING THESE ARE
ALSO EYEING THE COORDINATING BRA — I LIKE THE SKINNY STRAPS (#90SAREBACKBABY)
TORY’S TIE DYE LEGGINGS AND TOPS ALWAYS SELL OUT
I’M NOT USUALLY A CROP TOP GAL BUT I LOVE THE CASUAL STYLE AND COLORS OF THIS TANK
I’M A TOTAL CONVERT TO FEETURES RUNNING SOCKS — THEY ARE DELICIOUSLY CUSHIONED AND THEY HUG THE FOOT SO NICELY
FUN SCALLOP-BOTTOM SWEATSHIRT ($20) FOR POST-WORKOUT LOUNGE
CONSIDERING THIS SWEATSHIRT IN THE COOL PUTTY COLOR — LOVE THE FIT/STYLE
FINALLY PULLED THE TRIGGER ON A PAIR OF THESE HIGHLY-PRAISED $30 LEGGINGS — WILL REPORT BACK
WELL-PRICED RUNNING SHORTS WITH GREAT REVIEWS (UNDER $20)
Lastly, running gear I’ve owned for awhile and can’t live without:
MY PLANTRONICS WATERPROOF EARBUDS (CONNECT TO PHONE USING BLUETOOTH — VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE AND WILL NOT FALL OUT OF EARS WHILE ACTIVE)
OBSESSED WITH MY RUNNING SHOES
DORKY BUT I LIVE FOR THIS NO-BOUNCE RUNNING BELT BAG TO CARRY MY IPHONE, KEY, AND CREDIT CARD
I OWN BOTH A GARMIN RUNNING WATCH AND AN APPLE WATCH (I USE AN INEXPENSIVE PINK ATHLETIC BAND WITH IT)…BOTH ARE GREAT BUT GARMIN IS BETTER FOR SERIOUS RUNNING: EASIER TO USE, MORE ACCURATE, AND HOLDS A CHARGE FOR LONGER
THE ALIGN 25″ CAPRIS ARE STILL MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE (MOST COMFORTABLE) LEGGINGS FOR RUNNING…AND RUNNING ERRANDS
ALSO LOVE THESE HIGH-WAIST MOTO LEGGINGS — CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 40% OFF!
NIKE RUNNING HAT — KEEPS SUN OUT OF MY EYES
I DON’T CARRY WATER WHILE RUNNING, BUT THIS IS MY FAVORITE SPORTS NOZZLE BOTTLE WHEN I AM HIKING/DOING OTHER EXERCISE
P.S. On maintaining hobbies.
P.P.P.S. On self-image after giving birth.